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compromised. >> the fbi is one of the 16 intelligence agencies, once they started looking into whether or not there had been a compromise, the lawmakers who oversee the cia feel they should have at least been told that there was -- that there was something going on. >> she had some security clearance but there was question about whether she was in possession of cigarettes and how did she get them? >> exactly. -- in possession of secrets and how did she get them? >> they must have come from somewhere else. there has been some sort of assessment of those documents and has been determined it does not pose a major threat that she had them. >> the fbi started this investigation in the summer. who else knew about this before members of congress and the public and journalists found out about it last friday? >> aye in may, it was brought to the attention of the near -- of the public. it took the fbi some time to figure, who was sending them because there were set from an anonymous e-mail account. by the end of december the had traced it to her and in the process of looking at her e- mail, they
of the investigation. the f.b.i. has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is-- is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: the president was pressed on whether he should have been informed sooner of the f.b.i.'s investigation. he said he was withholding judgment. >> i think you're going to have to talk to the f.b.i. in terms of what their general protocols are when it comes to what started off as a potential criminal investigation. and one of the challenges here is-- is that we're not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations. and that's been our practice. and so my expectation is-- is that they followed protocols that they already established. what i'll say is that if-- it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about, why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? so, you know, i think it's best right now for us to just se
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